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May 4, 2010 09:35 AM

Tail Gator

Word is that a new pick-up and catering service is coming soon to Skokie. Tail Gators will be located at 3411 W. Dempster (near Ken's) and will be CRC glat kosher.

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  1. Interesting - is that the old Michael C's space?

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    1. re: weinstein5

      Yes. This is the website. Looks good, but there are no prices listed.

      1. re: chicago maven

        Interesting - the menu sounds like competition for Ken's -

        1. re: weinstein5

          Looks more complementary - doesn't seem to be the place you'd go to for a sandwich or two.

          1. re: ferret

            I think it is basically a carry-out and catering operation. He is listed as a caterer on the CRC website, not a restaurant.

    2. Anyone find it funny that their is a link to a video on how to cook bacon.

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      1. re: normalheightsfoodie

        On Chowhound? Why should that be funny? This is not a kosher site; this is simply a kosher board on a larger site.

        1. re: queenscook

          Well, the links are usually dynamically generated by the thread title. I'm guessing the word gator triggered it. Unfortunately, the algorithm doesn't seem to include an exception for kashrus.

      2. Looks YUMMY! If anyone tries it, please update this post.

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        1. re: lenchik

          i tried it, the food is hit or miss. I had a hamburger that was tinier than my palm, which tasted good, but was way too small. I had a kielbasa which was extremely tasty and a nice size. The (4.5 lb before being cooked) brisket smelled pretty foul. I didn't have the heart to tell my host who'd ordered it for me that brisket isn't supposed to be this tough and this terrible tasting. All you can taste is hot chili peppers, and vinegar. It was pretty bad. The whole chicken was just a grilled chicken cut up in parts with roasted lemons, so it was also pretty acidic. Not much and I paid $178 for it --that seems like way too much money for so little food. So the food is outrageously expensive. Nearly $200 for two meat orders that will probably only feed me for a day. I've lived in St Louis, New York City, and San Jose and I've never paid that much money for such tiny portions of food before in my life.

          I'm going with Taboun or Ken's next time I'm in Chicago.

        2. Looks like the place is coming along and we might be able to try their food at the Chicago Jewish Art Festival on June 13, 2010 - they are scheduled to be one of the food booths at the festival -

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          1. re: weinstein5

            They are open - will be providing primarily catering but will a Shabbos Box special - had their wings and they are GREAT!

          2. Just saw that there was some discussion that I might be able to help with. Chicago TailGators is a Catering service that does call ahead carry out. There is a shabbos in a box program that offers families the opportunity to have some of the tastings without going to the large events. Or maybe get a taste of what could be at their simcha. Stop by some time and get on the mailing list. The web site is being updated as I type and YES we are under the cRc. e-mail to